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Synonyms and Antonyms


A) Human senses    B) Conflict     C) Dispute    D) A unanimous agreement   E) Advocacy

 Explanation: Consensus means ‘a generally accepted opinion among a group of people’. 

E.g.: The general consensus in the team is that they can win the tournament. 

Ans: D


A) Respect    B) Viewpoint    C) Ignorance    D) Left out    E) Personality 

Explanation: Perspective means ‘a particular way of considering an issue’.

 E.g.: His attacking attitude in batting brought a fresh perspective to the sport. 

Ans: B


 A) Suppression    B) Inhibition    C) Propagation    D) Restrain    E) Declaration 

Explanation: Dissemination is the act of spreading information or knowledge to the society.

 E.g.: The social media role in the dissemination of fake news is very huge these days.

 Ans: C


 A) Unfriendly   B) Courteous    C) Obey    D) Childish    E) Great 

Explanation: Churlish means ‘rude, unfriendly and unpleasant’.

 E.g.: He churlishly told her to go bother someone else. 

Ans: A


 A) Diverting    B) Keeping     C) Burning     D) Steering     E) Tracking

 Explanation: Veer means ‘to deflect (something/ issue)’ from one direction to the other). 

E.g.: Moments before crashing, the footballer’s plane was seen veering sharply to the left. 

Ans: A


A) Very slow   B) Gradual    C) Outrageous    D) Horizontal    E) Vertical 

Explanation: Rampant means ‘getting something worse quickly that too in an uncontrolled manner’.

 E.g.: Rampant inflation leads to recession. 

Ans: C


A) Abolish    B) Establish    C) Create    D) Update    E) Fix 

Explanation: Abrogate (something like law) means ‘to officially end a law or an agreement’. 

E.g.: The farmers law has been abrogated because of their agitations. 

Ans: A


A) Describe    B) Arrangement    C) Lease    D) Express    E) Rent

 Explanation: Tableau is an arrangement of differently abled people on a stage, to represent them in an event.

 E.g.: In this tableau, all candidates violate at least one constraint above the cutoff. 

Ans: B


A) Leave     B) Liberate     C) Combat     D) Set free     E) Take off 

Explanation: Grapple means ‘to fight for something’.

 E.g.: The children grappled for the toys. 

Ans: C


 A) Take possession    B) Abandon     C) Receive    D) Expand    E) Include

 Explanation: Encroach means ‘to take control of something in a gradual way that too often without being noticed’.

 E.g.: Some people encroached forest land and built houses. 

Ans: A


 A) Transparent    B) Clear    C) Precision    D) Pure    E) Alien

 Explanation: Obscurity is a state of not being known to majority people. 

E.g.: Surya Kumar Yadav rose from obscurity to worldwide recognition in cricket.

 Ans: E

Some useful tips: 

1. Don’t just try to By-heart Synonyms and Antonyms – but understand the meaning of the word by forming some sentences with that.

 2. Read English newspapers, novels and magazines more often.

 3. Listen to the English commentary of games, sports, cooking shows etc. to improve your vocabulary.

 4. Solve previous year questions regarding Synonyms and Antonyms topic. 

5. Do not answer the questions just by guessing it.


A) Difference     B) Similarity    C) Equal     D) Comparison    E) Approximate

 Explanation: Discrepancy means ‘an undesirable difference between two things, generally they should be same.

 E.g.: Looks like there is some discrepancy between the two cheque leaves. 

Ans: A


A) Exclusion   B ) Awful     C) Ineffective     D) Encroachment    E) Abandonment

 Explanation: Intrusion means ‘unwanted involvement in something’ that which is not desirable.

 E.g.: A phone call from his wife is a welcome intrusion to his work. 

Ans: D

14. DIRE 

A) Very good     B) Appealing     C) Appalling    D) Clear     E) Beautiful 

Explanation: Dire means ‘very poor’ or ‘bad’.

 E.g.: The present form of Virat Kohli looks dire.

Ans: C


 A) Pitiful     B) Enjoyable     C) Beautiful     D) Glad    E) Exceptional 

Explanation: The word ‘Pathetic’ means ‘feeling sad or pitiful’. 

E.g.: It is very sad to know about his pathetic health condition. 

Ans: A



A) Essential     B) Slush    C) Trifle    D) Not important    E) Trivial 

Explanation: Bagatelle means ‘not so important’. ‘Essential’ is its antonym.

 E.g.: Thousands of dollars are a mere bagatelle to Warren Buffet. 

Ans: A


A) Infusing    B) Filling     C) Installing    D) Draining    E) Over crowding 

Explanation: Imbuing means ‘to fill someone or something with a particular idea or feeling’.

 E.g.: Her songs are imbued with a deep, religious feeling.

 Ans: D


A) Truthful   B) Disloyal    C) Unfaithful    D) Untruthful    E) Perilous

Explanation: Treacherous means disloyal. ‘Truthful’ will be its antonym. 

E.g.: Snow and ice have left many roads treacherous, and drivers are warned to drive with caution.

 Ans: A


 A) Brawl     B) Feud     C) Harmony     D) Argument    E) Conflict 

Explanation: Ructions means ‘a noisy argument or conflict’. ‘Harmony’ will be its antonym.

 E.g.: There will be ructions if I not attend my friend’s birthday party.

 Ans: C

​​​​​​​5. SUBSISTED

 A) Survived    B) Perished    C) Existed     D) Sustained     E) Balanced

 Explanation: Subsist means ‘to survive’. So, ‘perished’ will be its antonym. 

E.g.: The sadhus were subsisting on a diet of bread and water. 

Ans: B


 A) Alleviate    B) Lighten   C) Exacerbate   D) Revamp    E) Salvage 

Explanation: Mitigate means ‘to make something better, less harmful. So, ‘exacerbate’ will be its antonym. 

E.g.: It is huge task to mitigate the effects of plastic on the island. 

Ans: C


A) Inessential    B) Great importance    C) Essential    D) Key    E) Immortal 

Explanation: Cardinal means ‘of great importance’. ‘Inessential’ will be its antonym. 

E.g.: Finding food for the world is a cardinal concern. 

Ans: A


A) Alert   B) Canny    C) Sagacious    D) Ignorant     E) Responsible

Explanation: Perspicacious means quick in noticing something. ‘Ignorant’ will be its antonym. 

E.g.: My English teacher is a perspicacious person.

 Ans: D


 A) Overlook    B) Attempt    C) Strive    D) Battle     E) Travel 

Explanation: Endeavour means ‘effort’. ‘Overlook’ will be its antonym.

 E.g.: Landing on the Moon was an amazing feat of human endeavour.

 Ans: A


A) Primitiveness     B) Simple    C) Opulence     D) Sober    E) Humble 

Explanation: Austerity means ‘to survive without having unnecessary things or gadgets. ‘Opulence’ will be its antonym. 

E.g.: The wartime austerity of his early years prepared him for later hardships. 

Ans: C

Posted Date : 25-02-2023

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